Good morning and welcome to the April release for Lil’ Inker Designs! We’re introducing a bunch of fabulous stamps and dies and they’re all available right now! I love that Laura doesn’t make you wait to shop the new release so I totally understand if you want to go shop now, but make sure you come back and comment for a chance to win the entire April release! That’s correct…one lucky commenter will win everything! There’s more details on how to win at the end of my post! Today I’m sharing a few projects using my favorite item of the new release! 😉 But first here’s a quick look at the entire release!
I fell head over heels for the gorgeous Best Mom stamp set and dies! That big flower is so pretty!!
I couldn’t stop stamping petals to make my flowers! I started by stamping a bunch of them in shades of pink and coral with grey and khaki foliage. I stamped the flower centers in yellow and black and then die-cut everything!
For my first card I stamped the plaid background from Brushed Plaid with a light warm grey ink and then layered my flowers and foliage over it.
I stamped the sentiment from Best Mom on black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed that down to a fishtail banner and adhered it to the card with foam mounting tape.
My second card uses a similar layout with a few color changes!
For this card I stamped the background with khaki ink and used the yellow centers of the flowers. I stamped the sentiment from Hand Drawn Happiness onto vellum with versamark and heat-embossed it with black embossing powder. Then I die-cut the vellum with the fringe scalloped tag die and adhered it to the card with vellum adhesive!
For my last card I broke out my felt stash and played with the Spring Wreath die set!
I’ve never used felt before but now I understand why people find it so addicting to make felt flowers! I die-cut the flowers using shades of coral and pink and then added grey sequin centers with a little black thread. I also cut the leaves from two shades of grey felt.
I die-cut the Hello word die from grey felt and black cardstock and adhered them together. Then I die-cut the Dotted Chevrons cover up die using white cardstock and layered it on a white card base. I adhered the felt flowers and sentiment using a hot glue gun and then added a few dark grey sequins for a little extra shine!
And that’s it for day 1! I’ll be back tomorrow with another project to share! 🙂
You should have arrived from Jennifer and Karen is your next stop. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below! Leave a comment on each stop along the hop and one lucky commenter will win the entire April release! Good luck and happy hopping!!
- Lil’ Inker Designs Blog
- Amy Kolling
- Caly Person
- Chrissy Larson
- Heather Hoffman
- Jen Carter
- Jessica Frost-Ballas —> You are here!
- Karen Baker
- Kimberly Rendino
- Lisa Henke
- Lil’ Inker Designs Shop
Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous day!
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Absolutely love these cards! Great color selections
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful cards! I love the different backgrounds and the vellum sentiment is fabulous!
Karen Hale says
Three stunning cards highlighting this fabulous release. Thanks for the inspiration!
Mary Holshouser says
the big flowers are gorgeous. Love the technique for making them – going
to be fun to do. The colors and layering of the small flowers on the
other card is wonderful. The die cut background is fantastic.
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What a fun & versatile release! Makes me want to buy everything!
Beautiful card! The felt word is such a pretty touch.
Julie Wexler says
Great way to showcase the new release, Jess! I love the colors you chose for the big flower on the first 2 cards… so much flexibility coming across in the hop! My favorite has to be the felt in the third- what a great way to add texture while keeping it all so clean and elegant. Beautiful work!
I just love everything you make! Your eye for color & design is always spot on. And this is such a great release!
Jessica Pascarella says
Beautiful cards! Love the flowers in this release and the colors you used are spot on! Thanks for sharing with us!
Those flowers are indeed gorgeous – especially in those wonderful colors
Pam D. says
Beautiful cards! In love with the brushed plaid stamp! Never done felt before either but will have to now that I saw those adorable little flowers!
Carla Hundley says
Fabulous cards and
I love the felt card!
The flowers and title
came out so neat in
Carla from Utah
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful cards! Love these gorgeous, big flowers!
Larissa Heskett says
SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! Such an AWESOME New Release!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! <3
Jean Marmo says
Such lovely cards.
The felt flowers are stunning and the colour scheme is beautiful.
Terry York says
Love the products & hiw you used them to such great advantage!
Terry York says
I naturally love all your cards that you’ve shared for a long time, so it didn’t suprise me to love these creations!
Tracy Hawkins says
Jessica I love these colour combinations! Gorgeous cards ! Great blooms and the brushed plaid background is wonderful!x
Sandy S. says
Sequins and felt….why have I never done that?
Cynthia Cole says
Love all of these cards and those colors just pop!
Wow! Your cards are really gorgeous!!!
Terrie D. says
What pretty cards! I love the flowers 🙂
Laura Pryor says
Phenomenal work here, Jess!!! I enjoyed how you paired the goodies together on these projects and love your use of pinks!!!
Amante del Papel says
super stunning cards!!!!
F. Andre says
Theses bold sentiments and florals are so gorgeous!